Willy and Sandy Hermann, readers from Orinda, California, shared this easy one-dish meal with us. They like to use hot sausage, but mild is good too. You can use the chard stems for soup if you like.
12 ounces whole-wheat or regular linguine
12 ounces hot Italian sausages, casings removed
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves chopped
4 Roma or medium beefsteak tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves
Shaved parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large, wide pot over medium heat. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic, stirring frequently, until sausage starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add chard and tomatoes and cook, covered, until chard wilts, about 4 minutes. Stir in cream.
Put drained pasta in a large, shallow serving bowl. Pour sausage and chard mixture over pasta and sprinkle with basil and parmesan cheese.